Born Too Early: Hidden Handicaps of Premature Children
Many prematurely born children develop normally, but there are many who have to battle with the hidden consequences of their early birth--for example: fear and insecurity; hyperactivity and hypersensitivity; frequent infections; difficulties with concentration and learning; delayed development of motor skills; problems with eating and sleeping; and stress and restlessness.
The book discusses how these physical and mental consequences--both apparent and hidden--can be understood and alleviated. The book is written from a transdisciplinary aspect, and the aim is to give parents and professional caregivers involved with the children opportunities for prevention, repair, and rebuilding. Both accepted and alternative methods of treatment are included. The book provides much practical advice and a series of case histories, including the author's own.
This book is aimed at both parents of children who are born too early and at those who, as a result of their professional life, come into contact with such children.
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